Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, from housing and safety to education and employment.
Everyone has a stake and a role in improving health. PHI brings together a broad cross-section of partners to ensure successful collaboration between public health, health care and community development practitioners—all working to advance community health and health equity together
Our expertise includes:
- Leadership development: Work with us to build the capacity of local leaders, organizations, health departments and others to address the root causes of health problems.
- Stakeholder convenings and conference support: We are available to help convene and support public-private partnerships to advice one another and discuss emerging trends, practices and innovations.
- Coalition and network building: PHI specializes in building local, statewide, and national networks that unite community leaders, partners, innovators, funders and health professionals to explore new tools and practices, and to develop pioneering solutions. We have specific expertise in building collaborative efforts that bridge sectors to advance and implement innovative strategies to improve health and equity.
- Policy development and advocacy: We can help you advance policy solutions that improve health care delivery and help prevent disease by addressing the social determinants of health. Our staff is available to help you advocate for policies that push for health systems change at the local to federal levels. We also have expertise in the development and advocacy of policies to increase access to healthy foods, promote physical activity, protect the environment, support telehealth initiatives, and more.
- Program development and management: Our staff can help your program facilitate the production, adoption and adaptation of tools, resources and solutions by communicating what works, designing tailored programs and using our expertise to help launch or sustain your efforts.
- Capacity building and trainings: PHI staff is available to train and consult with community collaboratives, public health departments, organizational staff, and multi-sector partners to strengthen health reform advocacy, implementation, and evaluation efforts.
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Resources and Tools
- Connecting California: The Impact of the Stimulus Package on Broadband and Telehealth Expansion
- Dialogue4Health Web Forum: Sustainable Financial Models for Improving Population Health: Jim Hester and Mary Pittman in Conversation
- Health Reform and Local Health Departments: Opportunities for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Schedule H and Hospital Community Benefit—Opportunities and Challenges for the States
Connie Chan Robison
Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit
Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health
Clinical Trial Quest
Health in All Policies
Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations
Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL)
Public Health Data Solutions
Here's How We're Making a Difference
Advancing the Affordable Care Act's Community Benefit Regulations
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made significant changes to the way that non-profit hospitals report and maintain tax-exempt status. PHI's Kevin Barnett, whose work has focused on reforming hospital community benefit practice for years, provided analysis of the ACA's new regulations.
In collaboration with partners, Dr. Barnett developed new online tools to improve the practice of community health needs assessment required of non-profit hospitals under the ACA, including the Community Commons' Vulnerable Population Footprint.
Amplifying Cutting-Edge Public Health Thinking and Luminary Voices
Dialogue4Health hosts curated conversations that allow public health leaders to explore their experiences with a particular topic. D4H uses both Web Forum technology and video to showcase the familiarity, warmth, and excitement that these in-person conversations can achieve.
Our web forum on sustainable financial models for improving population health showcased a conversation between PHI CEO Mary Pittman and leading expert Jim Hester, on emerging payment mechanisms for advancing public health efforts at the population level, and the role that public health can play in supporting and accelerating the transition to community population health systems. Read a summary of the conversation.
Bringing State Efforts Together and Finding Common Ground through a Learning Lab
PHIL designed and facilitated a group of 10 hospital service area sites across Vermont in their work to become Accountable Communities of Health (ACH). PHIL helped Vermont to use an innovative and unique approach of a cross-site learning journey.
By exploring what it means to be an ACH, PHIL helped the individual communities from across the state to learn from one another, share solutions, work collectively on common challenges, and build new capacities and systems infrastructure. This effort, funded by the Federal Center for Medicare Medicaid and Innovation, enables Vermont to better address complex population health problems at the community and statewide level.